A simple search for 'Malaysian rainforest' in Google will also produce countless links for you to read if you are interested in the subject.
According to the GPS tracker, Mark is over-nighting today near Ipoh which, according to Wikipedia carries the nicknames of "City of Millionaires" and "the Town that tin built"; referring to the vast fortunes made during the boom of the tin mining and rubber industries. However, it seems that it is also something of a large retirement complex! With the collapse of tin prices and the closure of the tin mines in the late 1970s, Ipoh's growth had stagnated and resulted in the migration of many young talents to other parts of Malaysia Ipoh has since been known colloquially as a "dead" city and earned a reputation as a good location for retirement.
And finally, one of the reasons why the rainforest should be preserved.... the rarest, smelliest, flower in the world. The commentary is not easy to make out but there are some excellent views of the rainforest in north west Malaysia and the amazing Rafflesia flower.